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NBA Wednesday Night Trade Talk: A Major Deal, and The Calm Before The Storm

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18:  Kirk Hinrich #12 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball against the Miami Heat at the Verizon Center on December 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Liam CallahanContributor IFebruary 23, 2011

The surprise deal the New Jersey Nets swung for Deron Williams stole the trade talk headlines today. To recap, the Jazz will receive two first-round draft picks, Devin Harris and Derrick Favors for Williams.

Now teams will step back and assess what they want to do with their respective rosters before tomorrow's trade deadline.

In a deal that has just been completed between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards, Kirk Hinrich is heading to Atlanta. Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong will go to the Hawks while Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans and a future first-round pick will go to Washington.

The Portland Trailblazers are hoping to include Greg Oden in any deal they can make before tomorrow's deadline.

The Bulls and Rockets are still working on a deal that would send Courtney Lee to the Bulls. The Rockets, desperate for a big man, are pushing for Omer Asik to be included.

In Charlotte, Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, and Boris Diaw have all been made available. Sources have placed Wallace heading to Portland. Jackson has been targeted by the Mavericks and Lakers. Diaw, who has a player option for next season, is available, but there seems to be no takers.

Update: Sources have stated Gerald Wallace will be traded to Portland, teams just finishing up players to be included in deal.The deal in place will send Pryzbilla and picks to Charlotte.

Update: The talks between the two teams have reached and standstill and the deal may be dead. Owner Michael Jordan may be getting cold feet and any deal needs to be approved by him.

The Warriors/Nets deal for Troy Murphy has been completed with Murphy and a second round pick heading to the Bay Area for Dan Gadzuric and Brandan Wright. Murphy is expecting to be waived, but isn't interested in a buy-out.

The Cavaliers are interested in using their trade exception and could do so in a deal for Gerald Wallace.

The Suns have stated they will not trade Steve Nash before the deadline.

A deal involving the Celtics and Warriors with Nate Robinson being the center piece is dead. The Celtics have made attempts to work out a deal with the Suns for either Jared Dudley or Grant Hill.

Sources report that the Jazz are taking calls for Andrei Kirilenko, Ronnie Price, Earl Watson and Pail Milsap.

The Timberwolves, according to some, have made Jonny Flynn available.

Agents of Marcus Camby, Andre Miller and Joel Przybilla have stated they have been left out of loop regarding a trade of their clients.

Miami has placed calls to Dallas regarding Brendan Haywood.

The Atlanta Hawks will listen to offers on anyone except for Al Horford and Joe Johnson.

 

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